SCMP launches new Group Subscriptions product targeting global business decision makers

HONG KONG, 9 August 2021 – The South China Morning Post announced today the launch of its Group Subscription product that provides unparalleled intelligence and insights on China, tailored for enterprises and corporate organisations.  

SCMP’s Group Subscription packages offer holistic solutions that combine comprehensive award-winning news reporting and industry insights, that illuminate global trends as the epicentre of global economic growth continues to shift towards Asia. 

Group subscribers can access all the latest news coverage on international trade, finance technology, geo-economic policies, as well as environment, sustainability and governance trends. Exclusive member benefits will include policy briefings, research and industry reports, access to flagship events and conferences, and invite-only conversations with a community of globally influential senior executives, China experts and SCMP editors.

“It is increasingly essential to understand nuances in global trends to keep ahead of the competition in a fast-changing environment,” said Ang Jin, SCMP’s Senior Vice President leading the enterprise subscription business. “SCMP’s Group Subscriptions are designed for professionals to make well-informed decisions with customised news and industry intelligence and to help navigate complex economic, business and political issues. As a product aligned to organisational needs, we believe it is an investment that will see invaluable benefits in return.” 

SCMP recently launched a global brand campaign to communicate its ‘Understand China, Understand the World’ value proposition, demonstrating its mission to lead the global conversation about China. SCMP positions itself as an important resource for readers looking to acquire a more complete understanding of global trends.

Interested parties can visit the SCMP Group Subscription page for more details.

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

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elgan.kua@scmp.com

stef.lo@scmp.com

SCMP’s Asia Sustainability Conference explores investment opportunities and priorities with leading experts across the region

HONG KONG, 3 August 2021 – The South China Morning Post’s Asia Sustainability Conference returns on 17-19 August with a compelling lineup of speakers led by Hon. Wong Kam-sing, Hong Kong’s Secretary of the Environment, Malaysia’s former Minister of Youth & Sports YB Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul Rahman, Dr Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer of Temasek International and Louise Mabulo, Founder of The Cacao Project.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in Asia-Pacific have been on the uptrend in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the three-day event will focus on “Accelerating a green recovery in Asia”. Business leaders, sustainability practitioners and policy makers across Asia will gather to discuss and debate how corporate boardrooms can actively pursue sustainability agendas that protect our planet and improve the lives and livelihoods of people in Asia and beyond.

The Asia Sustainability Conference features a dynamic range of experts including women leaders, government representatives, NGOs, businesses and leading millennials to discuss social and environmental conservation, as well as current challenges​​ facing Asia. Mr Wong and Dr Howard will address critical sustainability issues that impact urban planners, corporations and institutions. Their keynote speeches will reveal insights on the government’s long-term decarbonisation strategy to achieve carbon neutrality and suggest frameworks to empower corporations and institutions to pursue a robust sustainability agenda. Ms Mabulo will share insights on empowering youths to take action on sustainability, and Mr Syed Saddiq’s keynote will focus on the impact of engaging youths to build a sustainable future.

The event will feature three primary tracks covering sustainable investment growth opportunities and urgent investment priorities, sustainable technology, and moving beyond diversity and social inclusion. The distinguished line-up of speakers includes senior business leaders and government officials such as Terence Chow, CEO, Head of RBC Wealth Management Asia; Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited; Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS); Ong Pang Yen, Executive Director, Sunway Group; Tanah Lee Sullivan, Group Head of Sustainability, Gojek; Yuni Choi, Director of Investments, RS Group Asia; Shen Ming Lee, Author of Hungry For Disruption: How Tech Innovations Will Nourish 10 Billion By 2050; and Martin Lemoine, Unit Head, Agribusiness Investment Team, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank. For the full list of speakers, please refer to the appendix attached.

To register and learn more about the Asia Sustainability Conference, kindly visit sustainabilityconference.asia for more details. Media wishing to apply for access can contact Muriel Cheung at muriel.cheung@scmp.com for more details.

Speakers at Asia Sustainability Conference:

Keynotes:

  • Hon. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, Government of the HKSAR
  • YB Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul Rahman, Former Minister of Youth & Sports, Member of Parliament of Muar and Co-Founder of Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA)
  • Dr Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, Temasek International, Singapore
  • Louise Mabulo, Founder, The Cacao Project, The Philippines

Esteemed speakers:

  • Shen Ming Lee, Author of Hungry For Disruption: How Tech Innovations Will Nourish 10 Billion By 2050, Singapore
  • Anthony Thomas, Chairman, Momo, Vietnam
  • Peggy Liu, Chairperson, JUCCCE  
  • Terence Chow, Head of Wealth Management, Asia, RBC, Hong Kong
  • Kenny Koo, Executive Director and CEO, Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, Hong Kong
  • Thomas Tsao, Founding Partner, Gobi Partners, Malaysia
  • Tan Bin Ru, CEO (Southeast Asia), OneConnect Financial Technology, Singapore 
  • Nikhil Kaushik, Co-founder and CEO, Graviky Labs Inc, India
  • Anton Wibowo, CEO of Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre, Singapore
  • Isabelle Decitre, CEO & Founder, ID Capital Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Katrina Lee, CEO and Co-founder, Savior!, Singapore  
  • Shalini Mahtani, MBE, Founder of The Zubin Foundation and Community Business, Hong Kong
  • Michael Dean, LLM, Founding Partner, AgFunder, Singapore
  • Nicole Denholder, Founder, Next Chapter Ventures, Hong Kong 
  • Walden Lam, Co-founder and CEO, unspun, Hong Kong 
  • Matthew Guilford, Co-founder and CEO, Common Health, USA
  • Amra Naidoo, Co-Founder, Accelerating Asia and General Partner, Accelerating Asia Ventures, Singapore
  • Erdal Elver, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Ltd., Hong Kong and Macao, Taiwan 
  • Noor Quek, CEO & Founder, NQ International Pte. Ltd., Singapore
  • Khairul Rusydi, Co-Founder & CEO, Reactor School, Singapore
  • Pamela Chng, Co-Founder, The Bettr Group, Singapore
  • Ryan Gersava, Founder and President, Virtualahan, The Philippines
  • Scott Reinhart, Founder and Managing Director, Brawn Capital 
  • Juan Aronna, Managing Director, Head of Investment, Solutions and Products, RBC Wealth Management Asia and International, Hong Kong
  • Nimesh Modak, Managing Director, Imagine H2O Asia, Singapore
  • Tai Lin, Managing Partner, Proterra Investment Partners Asia, Singapore
  • Franz Cerwinka, SVP & President, Emerging Markets, Xylem, Inc., Singapore
  • Ong Pang Yen, Executive Director, Sunway Group, Malaysia
  • SzeKi Sim, Executive Director, Community and Brand, SGInnovate, Singapore
  • Xi Xi, Non-Executive Director, Mineral Resources, Hong Kong
  • Jasmine Duan, Investment Strategist, RBC Wealth Management Asia, Hong Kong
  • Jonathan Ly, Chief of Staff to the CEO and Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Richemont Asia Pacific, Hong Kong
  • Patsian Low, Chief of Staff and Policy Advisor, AVPN, Singapore
  • Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer, Marriott International, Asia Pacific, Hong Kong 
  • Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer,  Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore
  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited, Singapore
  • Tanah Lee Sullivan, Group Head of Sustainability, Gojek, Indonesia
  • Wilma Gerber, Chief Operating Officer, Project & Development Services, JLL Asia Pacific, Singapore
  • Maud Savary-Mornet, Senior Advisor for South East Asia| Global Impact Investing Network, Hong Kong
  • Stefan Phang, Global Director for Sustainability & Creating Shared Value, Diversey, Inc, Singapore
  • Jenica Dizon, Country Director, Waves For Water Philippines
  • Professor Kathryn Cheah, Chair of Biochemistry and Jimmy and Emily Tang Professor in Molecular Genetics, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
  • Helen Burdett, Lead, Circular Economy Innovation, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
  • Grace Lau, Culture Transformation Partner, atrain, Hong Kong
  • Yuni Choi, Director of Investments, RS Group Asia, Hong Kong
  • Shiraz Poonevala, Director of Investments, G.P. Group, Thailand
  • Khunapong Khunaraksa, Director of Operations and Strategy, The Circular Initiative, Australia
  • Andrew Chang, Program Director for New Energy Nexus China
  • Austin Bryan, Senior Director, Innovation, CLP Group, Hong Kong
  • Julian P Vella, Co-Head China, Global Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG, Hong Kong
  • Carlo Delantar, Head of Circular Economy, Gobi Partners, The Philippines
  • Martin Lemoine, Unit Head, Agribusiness Investment Team, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank, Singapore  
  • Sudesh Thevasenabathy, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Asia, Manulife, Hong Kong
  • Dr Amie Lai, Senior Sustainable Development Manager of Swire Properties, Hong Kong

SCMP:

  • Gary Liu, CEO, South China Morning Post 
  • Sandy Li, Property Editor, South China Morning Post  
  • Eric Ng, Correspondent, South China Morning Post 
  • Chad Bray, Senior Business Reporter, South China Morning Post
  • Elizabeth Cheung, Senior Reporter, South China Morning Post  

 

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

ABOUT ASIA SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE

South China Morning Post’s Asia Sustainability Conference serves as a platform to discuss and debate issues, growth opportunities and urgent priorities to drive Asia’s rapid sustainability development. The event features business leaders, sustainability experts and policy makers from across the region to explore initiatives and investments that accelerate progress to create a positive impact, protect our planet and improve the lives and livelihoods of people in Asia and beyond. For additional information, visit sustainabilityconference.asia.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Muriel Cheung

muriel.cheung@scmp.com 



SCMP introduces ‘ARTIFACT’ non-fungible token standard for recording accounts of history and historical assets on the blockchain

HONG KONG, 19 July 2021 — The South China Morning Post announced today its  ‘ARTIFACT’ Litepaper, advocating a standardised metadata structure for recording accounts of history and historical assets on the blockchain as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). 

The Post believes that factual accounts of history and authentic historical assets should be immutable, and that ownership of these digitised and tokenised assets, which are part of our collective human experience, should be decentralised. 

NFTs make it possible to achieve both objectives, and SCMP aims to create a standardised metadata structure that anyone can use to tokenise history as NFTs, which will be called ‘ARTIFACTs’. This provides the foundation on which history can be discovered, connected, and collected in a meaningful way. 

The Post plans to showcase the use of this standard with an NFT collection drawn from the organisation’s historical archives under the name ‘ARTIFACTs by SCMP’. By tokenising key moments from SCMP’s 118-year-old collection of media assets, it aims to take the first steps towards creating greater value from the news organisation’s “first drafts of history.” 

“The South China Morning Post is committed to engaging and educating a global audience with information and technology,” said Gary Liu, SCMP CEO. “Blockchain offers immense potential to immutably preserve journalism that witnesses and explains history. The ‘ARTIFACT’ project is an opportunity to discover, collect, showcase, trade, and reanimate meaningful moments and objects from our collective human experience and we are excited to introduce this standard to the world.”

The ‘ARTIFACT’ project will begin with a few selected blockchains, with the intention to be chain-agnostic in the long-run. At launch, the ability to issue authenticated ‘ARTIFACTs’ will be available to a group of trusted partners who are globally recognised owners and guardians of authentic historical assets. The project roadmap includes plans for a decentralised authentication process that will eventually allow for anyone to tokenise assets using the ‘ARTIFACT’ standard.

The Post has recently announced a strategic partnership with The Sandbox, a leading decentralised gaming virtual world, to bring to life its 118 years of journalism about Hong Kong and China in the metaverse. This partnership is also a testament to how the Post is continuing to advocate for information accessibility through new technologies, innovation and creativity. 

The ‘ARTIFACT’ Litepaper is the Post’s first step on the ARTIFACTs journey. In the coming months, SCMP will work towards achieving its vision by launching ‘ARTIFACTs by SCMP’ and inviting other partners to tokenise accounts of history and historical assets as ‘ARTIFACTs’. SCMP will also explore how best to serve a community of collectors via an ‘ARTIFACTs’ platform and marketplace, along with the creation of a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) to decentralise long term project governance.

Visit https://artifact.scmp.com to download a copy of SCMP’s ‘ARTIFACT’ Litepaper. 

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organisations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organisation, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

For more information, please contact:

PR@scmp.com

                                         

Formulating Hong Kong’s emergence out of crisis takes centerstage at China Conference

HONG KONG, 11 June 2021 – The South China Morning PostChina Conference: Hong Kong’ takes place as a virtual conference from 15-17 June featuring former Chief Executive Hon. Leung Chun-ying, as well as Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Hon. Edward Yau Tang-wah as leading keynote speakers. 

Themed “Formulating Hong Kong’s emergence out of crisis”, the three-day conference convenes business leaders, government officials, academics and entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, mainland China and the international community to discuss Hong Kong’s immediate future, and a blueprint that can navigate the city towards positive and sustained growth. 

The agenda will focus on a wide array of topics including new avenues of growth for Hong Kong’s key industries, deliberating the future of work for its workforce, as well as the city’s long-term position within the Greater China framework and Beijing’s 14th five-year plan. 

Mr Leung, currently Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, will lead as the keynote speaker and share important perspectives on Hong Kong’s future as a financial and commercial hub and how legislative changes may impact this city’s business landscape. Mr Yau will offer insights on how policymakers are striving to rejuvenate Hong Kong’s economy.

The conference will provide an unparalleled lens into how Hong Kong can overcome one of the toughest challenges in its history by featuring perspectives from local and international experts. Notable speakers include Amar Gill, Managing Director & Head of Investment Stewardship, APAC, BlackRock; Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission; Laura M Cha, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd; Tara Joseph, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; James Liang, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of the Board, Trip.com Group; Dr Ted Suen, Chief Information Officer, MTR Corporation Limited; Siddharth Tiwari, Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Bank for International Settlements; and Fuller Yu, Chief Information Security Officer, Hospital Authority Hong Kong.

Please refer to the full agenda here and the appendix attached for the full list of speakers. Kindly visit www.chinaconference.hk for more information. 

 

China Conference: Hong Kong speakers

  • The Hon. Leung Chun-ying, GBM, GBS, JP, Vice Chairman, National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, People’s Republic of China
  • The Hon. Edward Yau Tang-wah, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Amar Gill, Managing Director & Head of Investment Stewardship, APAC, BlackRock
  • Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission
  • Selim Baek, Business Development, OKEx
  • Laura M Cha, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd
  • Joyce Chan, Partner, Clyde & Co.
  • Nick Chan, MH, Vice Chairman, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre
  • David Chao, Global Market Strategist, Asia Pacific, Invesco
  • Alan Chiu, Managing Partner, ELLALAN
  • Cynthia Chung, Partner, Deacons
  • Paul Colwell, Head of Advisory Portfolio Group & Senior Director, Investments Asia, Willis Towers Watson
  • David Dodwell, Executive Director, Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group
  • Steven Fok, Head of Technology Risk Management, livi bank
  • Ryan Fung, Chief Executive, Ping An OneConnect Bank
  • Tom Gaffney, Regional Managing Director, CBRE Hong Kong
  • Lucy Gazmararian, Founder & Managing Partner, Token Bay Capital
  • Joanne Ho, Chief Operating Officer – Fung Academy, Fung Group
  • Rockson Hsu, Chief Executive Officer, ZA Bank
  • Cristal Hui, Head of Data Governance and Analytics, AIA Hong Kong
  • Davon Hui, Co-founder & CEO, Blutech.io
  • Prof. Witman Hung, JP, Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong, Shenzhen Qianhai Authority
  • Tara Joseph, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Olivia Lai, Managing Director – Hong Kong, Global Institute For Tomorrow
  • Kennas Lam, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Asia-Pacific, Johnson Controls
  • Lawrence Lam, Chief Executive & Consumer Business Manager, Citibank Hong Kong
  • Carman Lau, Group Head of Talent Acquisition, Jardine Matheson
  • Eva Lee, Head Hong Kong Equities, UBS Global Wealth Management Chief Investment Office
  • Prof. Jyh-An Lee, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Gilbert Li, Corporate Partner & Co-Head, China Equity Capital Markets, Linklaters
  • Nana Li, Research and Project Director, China, Asian Corporate Governance Association
  • James Liang, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of the Board, Trip.com Group
  • Clarence Ling, Co-founder, Ztore.com
  • Gary Liu, Chief Executive Officer, South China Morning Post
  • Vivian Lo, General Manager, Customer Experience and Design, Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Dr Lawrence Ma, President, Hong Kong Blockchain Society
  • Joe Ngai, JP, Senior Partner and Managing Partner, McKinsey Greater China
  • Hanah Paik, Asia Pacific Lead, Cities, States and Regions, CDP
  • Susan Poon, Chief Information Officer, TK Elevator
  • Hong Qiu, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Greater China, Lazard Greater China
  • James Quinn, Managing Director, Q9 Capital
  • Rob Sheffield, Managing Director – Greater China, Morgan Mckinley
  • Hendrick Sin, President, Internet Professional Association
  • Dr Ted Suen, MH, Chief Information Officer, MTR Corporation Limited
  • Haochen Sun, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
  • Debra Tan, Director & Head, China Water Risk
  • Siddharth Tiwari, Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Bank for International Settlements
  • Tony Á. Verb, Founder, GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors; Co-founder, Carbonless Asia
  • Gabriel Wilson-Otto, Director, Sustainable Investing, Fidelity International
  • Julia Wang, Executive Director & Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Allan Wong, Director of Information Technology, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Andy Wong, Head of Innovation and Technology, InvestHK
  • Mike Wong, Chief Executive Officer, The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies
  • Yvonne Wong, General Manager, Qianhai International Liaison Services Limited
  • Carl Wu, Chief Executive Officer, New Frontier
  • Damien Wu, Director of Business Transformation and Innovation, Chinachem Group
  • Zhang Yang, Director, Debt Origination and Advisory, Asia Pacific, Crédit Agricole CIB
  • Gary Yeung, MH, President, Smart City Consortium
  • Briana Young, Professional Support Consultant & Foreign Legal Consultant, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Fuller Yu, Chief Information Security Officer, Hospital Authority Hong Kong
  • Dr Mingpeng Zhao, Founder, Han-Peng Assisted Reproductive Technology Limited


About the South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. It is the recipient of hundreds of awards for its journalistic excellence, from such prestigious organizations as the World Association of News Publishers and the Online News Association. A digital-first media organization, SCMP is also home to Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China, and publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

About the China Conference

South China Morning Post’s China Conference was first launched in 2015 with the aim of setting the agenda for China watchers, business leaders and government officials around the world. Convening hundreds of thought-leaders at each event, renowned experts have debated pressing issues surrounding the world’s second-largest economy, and fostered better understanding and elevated thought about China’s culture, society, industries and economy. The event has been held in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and the United States. Visit http://www.chinaconference.hk for more details.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Muriel Cheung – muriel.cheung@scmp.com   

Stef Lo – stef.lo@scmp.com 

SCMP political cartoonist Harry Harrison launches new book ‘Add Ink: Cartoon Chronicles of Life in Hong Kong’

HONG KONG, 10 May 2021 The South China Morning Post (SCMP) announced today the launch of Add Ink: Cartoon Chronicles of Life in Hong Kong’, the latest book by the celebrated award-winning political cartoonist Harry Harrison.

Recognised for more than 20 years as one of Hong Kong’s top political cartoonists, Harrison’s 329-page book is carefully curated by SCMP’s editors from the daily editorial cartoon ‘Harry’s View’. It illustrates the most gripping events from the last five years while providing a pointed and humorous critique on the city’s many contradictions, satirising global events through a Hong Kong lens, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The book showcases Harrison’s satirical wit and journalistic intelligence with keen observations that give his work depth and meaning. Most importantly, his cartoons resonate on a personal level and continue to amuse and entertain readers, often providing much-needed levity and perspective on topics with a bleaker tone.

“Hongkongers always have a dark sense of humour no matter how difficult things get, and the book is a tribute to the people in the city who inspire me every day,” said Harrison. “While my cartoons are not able to make the city’s problems magically disappear, I hope they can provide some relief by encouraging us to laugh at ourselves.”

“It gives me great pleasure to present this book to our readers – many of whom have made a habit of turning to ‘Harry’s View’ first before reading the Post,” said Tammy Tam, SCMP’s Editor-in-Chief. “His cartoons have a knack for humanising complex issues and ‘Add Ink’ is an interesting way of looking back at the last five years with a lighter perspective. Much like how laughter is the best medicine, we hope the book will serve as a timely dose of good humour as we look forward to recovering from the pandemic.” 

Harrison drew his first cover cartoon for the Post a week after the handover in 1997 and since 2001, his work appears every day in ‘Harry’s View’. For more than two decades, his art has been a staple that Post readers have come to admire and appreciate, with its signature wry humour that entertains, informs and educates.

‘Add Ink’ retails for HK$280 at major bookstores and distributors in Hong Kong. Readers can also order a copy directly from SCMP here.

  

 

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China’s growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism. 

For more information, please contact:

Elgen Kua

elgen.kua@scmp.com

Stef Lo

stef.lo@scmp.com

South China Morning Post ramps up on consumer intelligence; rebrands commercial business to “SCMP Advertising”

HONG KONG, 3 May 2021 – The South China Morning Post (SCMP) announced today that the Advertising and Marketing Solutions team will be rebranded as SCMP Advertising to emphasise and strengthen its focus on digital innovation to help drive impact for brands and partners. 

SCMP’s digital transformation has earned the news publisher a strong reputation for innovation and the rebranding is part of a strategic initiative to align its advertising business with its well-established digital expertise to empower clients with tools that deliver more effective and efficient campaigns.   

The rebrand solidifies SCMP Advertising’s position as a leading insight-driven brand partner committed to driving client success across APAC, after being the first news publisher in Asia to launch a first-party data platform in SCMP Lighthouse and brand suitability tool in SCMP Signal. These digital tools have garnered positive feedback from clients who can look forward to new and updated features when SCMP launches their next iteration this year.   

SCMP Advertising’s rebranding reinforces our legacy as a trusted partner that works with brands to make an impact with readers. This is a significant step in our evolution that showcases our commitment to industry innovations that drives performance and our commitment to our clients,” said Elsie Cheung, SCMP’s Chief Operating Officer.

SCMP Advertising’s mission is to help brands and partners to make an impact with readers seeking to understand global issues from an Asian perspective. SCMP’s expanding international audience has allowed advertisers new opportunities to connect with globally-minded readers, making SCMP Advertising the news marketing partner of choice across the APAC region with a reach of nearly 51 million monthly readers globally. SCMP Advertising connects thought-leading editorial content with brands across print and digital media platforms and develops leading digital marketing solutions, and runs campaigns that deliver results. 

SCMP Advertising offers a comprehensive portfolio of integrated offerings with 360-degree multiplatform coverage and campaign effectiveness. In addition to its first-party data platform, SCMP Lighthouse, to support its clients with purposeful intelligence that delivers more effective and efficient campaigns to highly-targeted audiences. At the same time, SCMP holds brand safety as a top priority and has developed the publisher-built brand suitability tool SCMP Signal to ensure partners’ messages are placed in the optimal context. SCMP Advertising’s offerings includes its award-winning brand-storytelling team Morning Studio which continues to give leading clients across APAC a voice through bespoke content marketing solutions.

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China’s growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism. 

ABOUT SCMP ADVERTISING 

SCMP Advertising’s mission is to help partners make an impact on readers who want to understand global issues from an Asian perspective. Our principal focus is to deliver effective and efficient marketing solutions that engage and activate the right audiences through a comprehensive portfolio of integrated offerings – including SCMP Lighthouse, the first Asia publisher built first-party-data platform that offers marketers unparalleled consumer insights to drive efficiencies by enhancing audience targeting, and SCMP Signal, a proprietary brand suitability tool that offers marketers with customisable contextual, keyword & sentiment targeting options. The award-winning studio Morning Studio offers clients with successful bespoke brand-storytelling solutions. Visit advertising.scmp.com for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Elgen Kua

elgen.kua@scmp.com

Stef Lo

stef.lo@scmp.com

SCMP Appoints Darryl Choo as Regional Sales Director, APAC

HONG KONG, 12 April 2021 – The South China Morning Post announced today the appointment of Darryl Choo as Regional Sales Director, APAC. Choo will lead the Post’s international advertising business in the Asia Pacific region and contribute to its international sales strategy.

SCMP’s expanding international audience has given advertisers the opportunity to connect their brand to an expanded market, making the Post the news marketing partner of choice across the APAC region. Darryl’s appointment bolsters the SCMP’s focus in Southeast Asia and will lead collaborations with brands keen to engage with its global business audience. In his new role, Darryl will be in charge of implementing and managing the sales activities in the APAC region, identifying new business opportunities and defining strategies to generate new growth opportunities. 

Choo will oversee the regional sales office in Singapore and report directly to Romanus Ng, SVP of Advertising & Marketing Solutions. 

“Darryl’s deep understanding of the Asia market and expertise bolsters our growing digital advertising and branded content business in this region and we are delighted to welcome him to the SCMP team,” said Ng. “Southeast Asia continues to be a key market, and we look forward to leveraging his proven experience to scale our regional and global advertising business.”

With more than 12 years of advertising sales experience and holding strategic sales positions in digital, print and broadcast media outlets, Darryl was most recently the Sales Director at Inskin Media where he was responsible for driving commercial and revenue for the business in Asia. He has held senior managerial advertising sales roles at BBC Global News Limited, Pixels Asia & Gravity4, Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks Asia, SPH Magazines, in addition to stints at Discovery’s AFC Network and FOX Sports.

“News continues to make an impact by connecting people to their world and issues that matter most to them, and it is exciting to join a robust digital-led, multi-platform news organisation in the SCMP. In Asia and across the world, the Post represents journalism that is credible and trustworthy and I look forward to helping partners engage with readers who want to understand global issues from an Asian perspective,” said Darryl. 

SCMP’s Advertising & Marketing Solutions offers a comprehensive portfolio of integrated offerings with unparalleled 360-degree multiplatform coverage and campaign effectiveness. This includes advertising innovations that empower partners with purposeful intelligence and insights through Asia’s leading first-party data platform for news publishing in SCMP Lighthouse and an award-winning brand-storytelling team in Morning Studio to give clients a voice through bespoke content marketing solutions. Visit advertising.scmp.com  for more details.

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ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China’s growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism. 

For more information, please contact:

Elgen Kua

elgen.kua@scmp.com

Stef Lo

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China Digital Health Report 2021 reveals how technology adoption can potentially solve healthcare resource shortages globally

HONG KONG, 16 March 2021 – Healthcare systems around the world continue to face immense pressure in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, compounded by an aging world population. The South China Morning Post announced today the launch of its inaugural China Digital Health Report 2021, the most comprehensive and up-to-date report on the topic, that examines how China and other leading nations are adopting technology solutions to address the growing pressure on national healthcare systems and imbalances in health resources.

The report covers government policy initiatives in China, and presents key challenges and opportunities in each of the four sectors of digital health with data collected from over 200 Chinese digital health companies. Sectors include internet healthcare, AI in healthcare, healthcare IT, and big data in healthcare. The report analyses initiatives behind China’s rapid growth in its digital health industry and provides key trends, challenges, and opportunities for the sector’s future. With Covid 19 driving digitization across all industries, China’s digital health sectors are booming and expected to grow 42% YoY over the next five years. Resource imbalances, high out-of-pocket costs for patients, and the pandemic are among the most consequential drivers responsible for this growth. The growth story of China’s digital health market can provide insights for other nations that are digitizing their healthcare systems.

Developed by SCMP Research, the report also features four in-depth case studies on how the industry has addressed key challenges and opportunities and compares China’s progress in digital health with five leading countries, including China, Australia, Germany,  Japan, United Kingdom and United States. Governments around the world have been rolling out digital health policies to modernize its healthcare systems and alleviate the increasing pressure. SCMP found the global healthcare workforce shortage is expected to grow from 6 million in 2015 to 15.5 million workers by 2030, and Covid 19 has only reinforced the trend.

The report also reveals how China overcame a slow start to catch up with its global peers in terms of digital health policies and adoption level. China has the second largest healthcare expenditure in the world, behind only the United States who leads in the number of funding deals and is home to the most leading digital health start-ups.

SCMP’s Business Editor Eugene Tang said, “China, the world’s second-largest healthcare market, encounters similar challenges as countries across the globe. Digital health introduces new possibilities and solutions, especially during Covid-19. China’s digital health market is a blueprint for how governments can support digital health efforts, and offer solutions that can create value for patients and the healthcare system. The market is certainly one for global investors and corporate executives to watch.”

Key findings of the China Digital Health Report include:

  • Internet healthcare is the largest of the four sectors of digital health, and is expected to see the highest growth.
  • The most common use case of 54 million internet healthcare users is remote consultation, but many players are driving revenue through sales of drugs and wellness products.
  • AI in healthcare is significantly reducing time and cost of drug development, a process that typically costs over US$1bn and 10 years.
  • The government has set explicit goals for hospitals to upgrade their healthcare IT systems, specifically to improve the maturity levels of their electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
  • In big data in healthcare, the Chinese government, through state-owned enterprises and state investment companies, has developed major initiatives to develop nationwide infrastructures.

The report is targeted at investors, executives, technologists and academics interested in understanding the complexity of China’s digital health market. Kindly click here for purchasing details, as well as information about five complementary exclusive webinars featuring digital health experts and executives from the China digital health industry.

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry; Inkstone, a digest for those curious about China’s growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.

ABOUT SCMP RESEARCH

Targeted at global business leaders and China industry observers, SCMP Research aims to meet the increasing global need for reliable intelligence into China’s leading industries. For each industry, our proprietary product – which combines a report of the highest research rigour and a careful curation of live sessions with industry experts – provides customers with instant actionable insights.

For more information, please contact:

Muriel Cheung muriel.cheung@scmp.com

Stef Lo stef.lo@scmp.com

SCMP’S COMPUTER VISION REPORT TAKES DEEP DIVE ON CHINA’S NEXT AI GROWTH INNOVATION

HONG KONG, 7 December 2020 – The South China Morning Post announced today the release of its inaugural Computer Vision Report, a definitive artificial intelligence industry deep dive that offers a comprehensive resource on the latest trends and future trajectory of China’s largest AI sector. 

Computer vision — the field of computer science focused on enabling computers to visually identify and process objects in digital images or videos — dominates China AI with a 50% market share and currently leads the world in terms of funding with US$4.5 billion raised from venture capital during 2016-18. 

Despite being at the forefront of commercialization and development in China, CV’s application in the security and surveillance sector has become saturated. In addition to the impact of the US-China tech war, this has prompted the drive to discover new domestic alternatives and the next CV growth engine.  

The 130-page report provides insights, essential investment theses, and future market analysis of this surveillance-dependent sector, including exclusive in-depth case studies across five key verticals, an overview of deployment and market development, comprehensive ecosystem maps of more than 160 CV companies in China, and head-to-head comparisons with comprehensive metrics for global investment professionals and companies looking to adopt CV.

A selection of the report’s key findings include:

  • The increasingly saturated surveillance applications in government projects has prompted the CV industry to search for growth in other use cases. Potential opportunities include:
    • Security: As the overall penetration rate of CV remains low, CV companies are expanding their offerings to a wide range of security solutions. 
    • Healthcare: Regulatory change has widened the market for medical imaging.
    • Autonomous vehicles: While fully self-driving cars have yet to be achieved, some players have managed to profit on existing technologies.
    • Finance: The insurance sector is emerging as a major user of object recognition technology.
    • Retail and marketing: CV is in great demand amid stalling sales growth and declining productivity. Major use cases include cashier-free shopping and store traffic analysis.
  • Despite the previous high growth of its CV market, China has yet to take the lead in CV, currently lagging behind the US in key areas, including hardware, talent and patents.
  • Contrary to some people’s belief, privacy concerns over facial recognition are growing in China. Besides, China’s CV industry still needs to work on reducing its reliance on underlying algorithms from the US, convincing its best and brightest to develop their ideas at home, and overcoming its dependence on manually-labeled data.

“Having survived the US-China technological rivalry in 2019, Computer Vision unicorns in China face major challenges with an increasingly saturated market for surveillance applications.” said SCMP’s Technology Editor John Artman. “Searching for the next growth engine after security is a top priority for major CV companies in China and how they adapt will determine the evolution of the AI sector.”

The report is part of SCMP Research’s China AI Deep-Dive Series, targeted at professionals monitoring the development and commercialization of computer vision technologies in China, such as investors, technology companies, corporate executives, service providers, and academics. Please click here to purchase the full Computer Vision Report.

ABOUT SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry; Inkstone, a digest for those curious about China’s growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.   

ABOUT SCMP RESEARCH

Targeted at global business leaders and China industry observers, SCMP Research aims to meet the increasing global need for reliable intelligence into China’s leading industries. For each industry, our proprietary product – which combines a report of the highest research rigour and a careful curation of live sessions with industry experts – provides customers with instant actionable insights.

For more information, please contact:

Elgen Kua

elgen.kua@scmp.com

FORMER GOVERNMENT LEADERS TUNG CHEE-HWA AND KEVIN RUDD TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF US-CHINA RELATIONS ON CCUSA

HONG KONG, 25 November 2020 – The South China Morning Post announced today its line-up of former top ministers and politicians speaking at the second annual China Conference: USA (CCUSA), headlined by former Chief Executive of Hong Kong Tung Chee-hwa and former Australian Prime Minister Hon. Kevin Rudd AC on December 1-2 beginning at 9 PM HKT. 

Mr Tung, who is currently Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, was the first Chief Executive following the 1997 Handover, and has deep insights on US-China relations, as well as Hong Kong’s place in the complicated bilateral relations. Mr Rudd, current President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, will discuss the future of US-China relations in the wake of the US presidential election. 

The second annual CCUSA will feature more than 20 well-known thought leaders, government officials, and business leaders to discuss the future of US-China relations. The line-up includes Mr Long Yongtu, former Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of the People’s Republic of China who will discuss the future of Chinese businesses in the United States backed by decades of diplomatic experience dedicated to bringing China into the global trading system. The event will also feature former US Senator and Ambassador to China Max Baucus, former US Ambassador and Deputy US Trade Representative Robert Holleyman and former US Ambassador Susan M Elliot. A detailed agenda is available here, as well as the full list of speakers

CCUSA will address key issues impacting not only the US-China relationship, including the election of President-elect Joseph R Biden, but also the world at large, with an emphasis on diplomacy, trade, technology and immigration. The program will also address the future of a global economy potentially poised on the edge of decoupling, the wide-ranging impact of the nations’ diverging approaches to global governance, how the global supply chain will continue to evolve, the implications of the intense race for technological dominance, and the future of cultural exchange and immigration policies. 

“In a year full of divisive developments in the US-China relationship and compounded by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the conference is an opportunity to untangle and analyse what the future holds between these two superpowers in terms of the global economy, geopolitical uncertainties and technology disputes,” said Tammy Tam, SCMP’s Editor-in-Chief. “China Conference: United States promises to be an event full of insightful analysis, led by SCMP’s editorial expertise as well as leading authorities and academic voices.” 

The China Conference: United States includes access to live sessions, attendee networking and video playback, kindly visit https://ccus2020.scmp.com for registration details. Media can register for a press pass by emailing sadie@causewaystrategies.com for details.

Other speakers at China Conference: United States include –

  • Long Yongtu, Former Vice Minister, Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, People’s Republic of China
  • Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council
  • Amb. Max Baucus, Former US Ambassador to China; Former US Senator (Montana)
  • Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute; Former Acting Deputy US Trade Representative
  • Amb. Susan Elliott, President & CEO, National Committee on American Foreign Policy
  • Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia & Director, China Power Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Gary Liu, Chief Executive Officer, South China Morning Post
  • Leo Liu, Senior Advisor, Global Strategic Associates
  • Amb. Robert Holleyman, President & CEO, Crowell & Moring International; Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
  • Dr. Yukon Huang, Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Chris Marlin, Founder and President, Lennar International
  • Prof. John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
  • Donald J. Morrissey, Vice President, Congressional, State, and Local Government Affairs, Huawei Technologies (USA)
  • Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on United States-China Relations
  • Ifeoma Ozoma, Founder and Principal, Earthseed
  • Martijn Rasser, Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security
  • Amb. J. Stapleton Roy, Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Daniel Russel, Vice President, International Security and Diplomacy, Asia Society Policy Institute
  • Prof. David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs and Founding Director, China Policy Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies & Director, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
  • Robert D. Williams, Executive Director, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School

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About the South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry; Inkstone, a digest for those curious about China’s growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.    

About the China Conference

South China Morning Post’s China Conference was first launched in 2015 with the aim of setting the agenda for China watchers, business leaders and government officials around the world. Convening hundreds of thought-leaders at each event, renowned experts have debated pressing issues surrounding the world’s second-largest economy, and fostered better understanding and elevated thought about China’s culture, society, industries and economy. Originally held in Hong Kong, it has branched out to Southeast Asia and now the United States in the past year. Visit  https://ccus2020.scmp.com/ for more details. 

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